Friday, 29 December
596. Theorizing Female Authority in the Middle Ages
7:15–8:30 p.m., Congress B, Loews
Program arranged by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
Presiding: Helene E. Scheck, Univ. at Albany, State Univ. of New York
1. “‘Lady Venus Reigns Alone in Your Court’: The Nature and Extent of the Authority of Isabeau of Bavaria,” Tracy Adams, Univ. of Auckland
2. “It Is She Who Controls the Crown: Female Authority in a Spanish Text,” Zennia D. Hancock, Saint Bonaventure Univ.
3. “Memory, Place, and Authority in The Book of Margery Kempe,” Ruth McIntyre, Georgia State Univ.
Respondent: Helene E. Scheck